Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bird Post

All Thingz Related is a wonderful craft blog. While looking through her site, THIS post stood out to me. I love anything dealing with birds. I followed her tutorial- but she wasn't very detailed about some things, so I stumbled some, but I think it turned out OK.
You need a candle stick, a small dowel cut to size, something to cover the hole in the candle stick- I used a small wood circle I had laying around, and a bird. I found this bird at Doller Tree.Glue everything together like so.This part is very important. You need to bend the wire feet to fit around the dowel. I didn't bend the back piece, so after trying to glue the bird on the dowel with E6000 glue and hot glue, I determined the only way to get that thing to stay was to bend the small back piece too and then glue it with hot glue. All Thingz Related used E6000 glue, but I found hot glue was better.I then spray painted the whole thing a cream color.After the spray paint was dry I smothered the whole thing with Walnut stain and wiped it off until I got my desired look. I like the stain, but I really need to invest in some glaze...

9 comments:

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Your bird turned out great! I'm thrilled that I inspired you to make one of your own! I'm so sorry that you stumbled with some things. If I'm not clear on some steps, please let me know and I'd be glad to help!
Maybe you could come by on Tuesday and add your bird to our link party! I'd be glad to show it!
☺Rebekah

a little lovely said...

oo, i love this! i especially love it next to that wicker ball and water pot with flowers. such a great look! good job :)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!! I just purched three birds at the dollar store just like that and am so happy to see how nicely you were able to transform them. You're my hero today!!!!

Kim said...

Very cute! Those All Thingz Related girls are inspiring.

aj said...

HOW did you get the feet to bend without breaking them?!?!?!? I have the very same birds from DT, and when I tried bending the feet with needle nose pliers, they just SNAPPED and broke! boo~hoo!
aj

Angie said...

This is such a great project and yours turned out so cute!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I just adore your little birdie post. So unique and creative! Looks faulous! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Stephanie said...

so cute!